24 September 2015

Six new partner organisations in Southeast Europe

With six new partner organisations in Southeast Europe, medica mondiale is strengthening its network for women and girls in the region. medica mondiale is represented by a partner organisation in almost all of the states of former Yugoslavia. The six partners in Croatia, Serbia, Albania, Kosovo and Bosnia-Herzegovina will each...

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26 August 2015

Karin Griese, Head of the Trauma Work Department: “Trauma as the consequence of experiencing violence cannot be treated solely by treating the symptoms.”

During war and post-war periods, women and girls experience rape, sexualised torture, sexual enslavement and other forms of life-threatening, gender-specific violence. In order to be able to regain stability, survivors need both empathic specialist support and a trauma-sensitive social environment that does not tolerate...

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11 August 2015

Women’s Court in Sarajevo – a Feminist Approach to Justice

From May 7-10, 2015, over 5000 women gathered in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, to break the silence regarding war crimes in former Yugoslavia. The women’s rights organisation “Women in Black” had initiated and coordinated the meeting in Hotel Sarajevo. Under their leadership, preparations for the symbolic court were carried out...

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27 July 2015

Kosovo: President honours work of Medica Gjakova

VIP guests at Medica Gjakova: On July 22, 2015, the workers at the women’s rights organisation in Gjakova hosted a visit by the President of Kosovo, Ms Atifete Jahjaga, and the Minister of State at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict,...

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26 November 2014

Woman of the World Award for Sabiha Husić, Director of Medica Zenica

In New York on November 19, 2014, the women’s rights organisation Women for Women honoured Sabiha Husić, Director of Medica Zenica, with the Woman of the World Award 2014. The Bosnian activist is receiving the prize for her tireless work promoting justice and support services for survivors of sexualised wartime violence in...

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30 October 2014

Bringing them back into society: Medica Gjakova intensifies its support for Kosovan women

Shortly after the end of the war, medica mondiale opened an interdisciplinary women's advice centre in the southwestern part of the country. Now, with a new project designed to run for three years, medica mondiale and its partner organisation Medica Gjakova can intensify our involvement together. The aim of the project is to...

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